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Review: Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals is a play Lao Americans shouldn't miss

Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals opened this weekend and Little Laos on the Prairie was on hand to see it! The new play by award-winning Lao Minnesotan writer Saymoukda Vongsay opened in the middle of the world’s largest zombie pub crawl and just before the season premiere of the Walking Dead. Its first weekend sold out almost a week in advance. So was it worth it? It’s been a two year journey to bring this play to the stage, an action-packed blend of hip hop, martial arts, Lao history, and buddhism to explore issues the Lao community has never had much chance to discuss all in one package. Is it bumpy? Is it rough in patches? It’s the Laopocalypse on stage. That’s to be expected. Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals doesn’t require a lot of prior understanding or immersion in Lao culture to get an enjoyable experience out of it. Between zombies on stage, cannibals and a beheading, there’s enough to fascinate and terrify an audience. For Lao Americans, it raises some interesting questions all …